successes are often fluke
and greeting cards demand only so much text
if you can’t chop onions finely enough
and limit reproduction to Xerox and cover tunes
settle for describing the texture of a bitten lip
rough, damp, and threatening to split
notes for a job interview
by Kate Hargreaves
above/ground press broadside #353
Kate Hargreaves (she/her) is a writer and book designer in
Windsor, Ontario. Her poetry collection Leak was published by Book*hug
in 2014, and her second book of poetry, tend, will be released in 2022.
She is also the author of Jammer Star, a hi-lo novel for young readers
(Orca, 2019), and Talking Derby, a book of prose vignettes (Black Moss,
2013). She usually spends her free time playing roller derby, but she's been
busy recovering from a very broken leg. Find her work online at CorusKate.com.